Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
with reaction from local catholics. first more on the shocking revolution. >> pope benedict xvi delivered the surprising message in a speech to cardinals at the vatican this morning. the 85-year-old said he will step down february 28th because he's simply too old to carry on. the leader said carrying out his duties required, quote both strength of mind and body. the news stunned church leaders around the world. >> i have to be honest, i'm shocked. >> it's the first time a pope has resigned in 600 years. on the streets of europe some people refused to believe it. he said it can't be true, it would be too huge for the church for something like this to happen. the pope deserves respect for making such a personal and corageous decision to quit. the pope's resignation sets the time for a replacement. he had big shoes to fill in 2005 when he succeeded john paul, ii. one of his biggest tasks is responding to the priest scandal. today they called it a decision of great importance for the life of the church and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. >> as you can imagine the pope's
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
maryland. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> pope benedict xvi appears before thousands of gathers today for the first time since he announced his retirement. thousands gathered in vatican city to see the pope on ash wednesday. he addressed the crowd in english saying he was resigning for the good of the catholic church. today will likely be his last public mass before he steps down at the end of the month. >>> it is also the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. once it becomes effective, the church's 117 cardinals under the age of 80 will get to vote on who should succeed benedict. >>> in california a terrifying drop through the air all caught on camera as the sky diver realizes he's in serious trouble seconds after he jumps out the plane. his parachute released too early sending him into a tail spin until he went unconscious. he survived but spent 2 weeks into the hospital. an faa investigation found the parachute was flawed and should never have been used. >>> the 2013 westminster kennel club dog show is over and there's a new top dog in town.
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
were stunned to hear pope benedict xvi will be stepping down at the end of the month. upon reflection baltimore archbishop william lloyd said he was not. he said the pope had been signaling he would step down when he could no longer do the job. now that that day is coming. the pontiff will not help choose or choose his successor. . >>> we are learning more about a braze brazen courthouse shooting. police say the gunman did know one of the victims, ron has more. >> >> good afternoon, police say the gunman was the exfather-in- law of one of the two women killed in the shooting. police say the 68-year-old man walked into the courthouse in wilmington and opened fire. his former daughter-in-law and another woman were killed. the women were at the courthouse for a child support hearing regarding the shooter's son. jessica, back to you. >> >> investigators say the two families have been in a bitter child custody dispute for years. >>> police say 35-year-old amanda miller was a teacher and had sex with a 15-year-old student last year.
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
:00 and 6:00. pope benedict is in the vatican retreat today. how rome is preparing for the election of a new vatican. join us today at health -- at 4:00 right after dr. phil. >>> and please stay with >>> welcome back. here's a look at the five day forecast with marty. >> reporter: let's see how we knock five more days of winter off the calendar. it's not going to be all that intense. 49 with rain tomorrow, 38 behind that cold front coming through thursday still breezy and 41, friday mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower, 44 on saturday. >> i can't wait for april. >> i know . it's going to be warm. >> i'm ready for that. >>> don't miss the cbs prime time line up. at 10:00 it's hawaii 5-0. >>> a coach stepped up to win a scholarship for his student but he has to hit a big shot. the brandon basketball coach drilled this half court shot over the weekend. he scored a full scholarship for a very lucky student. >> oh, my gosh. that's awesome. >> nothing but net. >> can you imagine that feeling? >> can you imagine that student's parents. >> thank you. >>> thank you so much for watching eyewitness new
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
says benedict will continue wearing white. >> interesting. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news' news. a hot air horror, two dozen tourists are dead after a fiery balloon accident. >> high school gunman, prosecutors make a deal with the student behind a deadly shooting rampage in ohio. more details coming up. >> our gray skies will soon equal rain. your full first warning weather forecast coming up. complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija, and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist bernadette woods. it's . >>> it cloudy and 39 degrees in central maryland. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> in egypt 19 tourists are dead after a hot air balloon accident. parts of the balloon caught fire. then the gone la crashed into a field outside luxor it's believed it was around a thousand feet off the ground when it fell. its pilot and another person jumped and survived. >>> for the first time we're hearing the 9-1-1 calls from the night an explosion leveled parts of kansas city's shoppin